Diabetes off the Leash

Diabetes off the Leash

How was your weekend? I hope beautiful and sunny and full of action, like ours!

I received a letter this weekend from Medtronic about my 640G Insulin Pump. Sadly there is a product recall on some pumps due to potential audio / siren failure for important alerts. Mine is one of the affected ones.

If you’re at all concerned, they do have a helpline option specific to this problem, which you can get through to on the usual number. The people at Medtronic are always very polite and sort things out rapidly, so I really can’t complain.

We decided to head out on Sunday afternoon, as the leaves were turning golden and toppling from the trees like a confetti shower. Irresistible! Such a . . .

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The Dawn Phenomenon & Friday Breakfast

The Dawn Phenomenon & Friday Breakfast

This is another one for my new Glossary Page.

But first . . . Friday breakfast, my friends. It is epic. It is on my plate. And yes, it is completely necessary - every Friday without fail. Check it out below . . .

Back to - The Dawn Phenomenon:

This is a Diabetes term us PWD’s sometimes throw around thinking everyone MUST know what a dawn phenomenon is - until it dawns on us (see what I did there?) . . .

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Video Log: Bad Diabetes Night

Video Log: Bad Diabetes Night

Here it is! My first video ever. Don’t get too excited . . .

The lovely people at the Apple Store gave me a huge amount of training yesterday on videography and NONE of it features here!

So, prepare yourself for major improvements once I’ve been through my training notes.

However, content is King / Queen and this is more about sharing how crappy diabetes can be sometimes, in the hopes it helps others. Even after 31 years with diabetes, it still has the daily potential to knock you for six.

But we just get back up again and keep riding that . . .

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Part 2 - Day in the Life

Part 2 - Day in the Life

You can read Part 1 here . . .

09:00: Jango & Kiki (the pups!) want to get up

I managed 2 hours of extra sleep, which will help stabilise my blood sugar levels. 

Diabetes stuff: Check blood sugar levels. They’re in range, so the correction dose I took earlier was correct. Dexcom says 5.0mmol/L. Blood test says 5.1mmol/L.

Cup of tea!

I bolus for the . . .

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The Somogyi Effect

The Somogyi Effect

As I’m writing my posts, I realise some of my readers don’t have Type 1 Diabetes. Nope, they are my committed friends and family - and God bless them all for sticking with me and dropping in to see what I’m up to from time-to-time. Hi, you Guys!

There are quite a few terms I’m throwing around on here, which may not mean much if you’re not hooked up to a pump or trying to work out why your morning blood sugar is sweeter than a Shanks & Big Foot Chocolate. That’s a 90’s reference, Mum. Oh, how I miss . . .

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Part 1 - Day in the Life

Part 1 - Day in the Life

This is a HALF day because . . .

I realised how complex diabetes decisions are when you have to write them down.

Even after furious editing, diabetes calculations are a daily mind marathon at best.

For those who don’t have diabetes, it must be really tough to understand. I hope this provides a peek inside our busy minds. And if you do have diabetes . . . Hello, friend! Here’s what goes on . . .

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